adoptive adoptive  /ə ˈdɑp tɪv/


  1. (adj) of parents and children; related by adoption
  2. (adj) acquired as your own by free choice


  1. PTI Magazine: Having a Heart Photo Essay: a project from professional photographers to help unite kids with adoptive families.
  2. Feathered, finned or furry, presidential pets often speak volumes about their adoptive families and telegraph a very specific image to the electorate.
  3. Zabeen's adoptive parents are horrified by the revelations.


  1. Kam's Kapsules: For Movies Opening June 14, 2013

    Man of Steel (PG-13 for profanity, sci-fi violence and intense action sequences) Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent in this reboot of the Superman series about an alien raised from infancy by adoptive parents (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) in Kansas where, as a young man, he’s called upon to save Earth from extraterrestrial invaders from his home planet, Krypton.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Skanner

  2. Support Groups

    ADOPTIVE FAMILIES TOGETHER: A group for pre- and post-adoptive families; meets fourth Sun. each month, 7-9 p.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun

  3. Adopting From Abroad

    An adoptive mother praises the evangelical community’s support of foreign adoptions.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "What it's going to require is more people to be willing to step forward and be foster parents or be adoptive parents," Beebe said.
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Mike Beebe Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is about a child and an adoptive family that's gone out of its way and done their best to give a child a new life and to make a family. Equally, there are birth parents who have equally suffered, so the ultimate outcome here is one that I...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Anna Bligh Source: Newstrack India (blog)

  3. By fighting first for France and then for Italy, Ponticelli "offered an admirable example of deep sense of duty and dedication to both his adoptive country and his country of birth," Napolitano wrote in a message to her.
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Giorgio Napolitano Source: International Herald Tribune

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